Executive Measures, Terrorism and National Security: Have by David Bonner

By David Bonner

David Bonner offers an ancient and modern felony research of united kingdom governmental use of government measures, instead of felony technique, to house nationwide safeguard threats. The paintings examines measures of internment, deportation and limit on flow deployed within the united kingdom and (along with the imposition of collective punishment) additionally in 3 emergencies forming a part of its withdrawal from colonial empire: Cyprus, Kenya and Malaya. those occasions, besides that of Northern eire, are used to probe the strengths and weaknesses of ECHR supervision. it really is argued new human rights period ushered in through a extra convinced court docket of Human Rights and a extra convinced nationwide judiciary armed with the HRA 1998, has moved us in the direction of larger judicial scrutiny of the appliance of those measures - a circulate clear of unfettered and unreviewable govt discretion.

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Understanding Suicide Terrorism: Psychosocial Dynamics by Updesh Kumar,Manas K. Mandal

By Updesh Kumar,Manas K. Mandal

The ebook is a entire compilation of articles through specialists within the box of suicide terrorism from the world over and throughout disciplines with a spotlight on suicide missions. It offers an insightful standpoint on suicide terror as a phenomenon and as a procedure, and indicates psychosocial pathways for realizing the enigma that suicide terror poses.

Understanding Suicide Terrorism delves upon the enigmatic factor of suicide terrorism. The e-book is an interdisciplinary multi-faceted enterprise that brings jointly scholarly paintings from internationally, throughout cultures and societies at the factor of suicide terror. the typical thread weaving via the entire articles is the suggestion of suicide terror as a fancy phenomenon that defies effortless rationalization, prediction or controllability. proficient by way of theoretical stances of not just mental sciences, yet different social sciences like political technological know-how, criminology, army and sociology the e-book is an insightful reading.


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Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement by Alexander Thurston

By Alexander Thurston

A complete heritage of 1 of the world's deadliest jihadist groups

Boko Haram is among the world’s deadliest jihadist teams. It has killed greater than twenty thousand humans and displaced greater than million in a crusade of terror that started in Nigeria yet has for the reason that unfold to Chad, Niger, and Cameroon to boot. this is often the 1st booklet to inform the whole tale of this West African associate of the Islamic kingdom, from its beginnings within the early 2000s to its so much notorious violence, together with the 2014 kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls.

Drawing on resources in Arabic and Hausa, infrequent files, propaganda video clips, press experiences, and interviews with specialists in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger, Alexander Thurston sheds new mild on Boko Haram’s improvement. He exhibits that the gang, faraway from being an easy or static Revolutionary Organization 17 November, has developed in its worldview and beliefs in response to occasions. leader between those has been Boko Haram’s escalating struggle with the Nigerian country and civilian vigilantes.

The booklet heavily examines either the habit and ideology which are the keys to knowing Boko Haram. placing the group’s violence within the context of the complicated spiritual and political atmosphere of Nigeria and the Lake Chad area, the booklet examines how Boko Haram pertains to states, politicians, Salafis, Sufis, Muslim civilians, and Christians. It additionally probes Boko Haram’s overseas connections, together with its unfastened former ties to al-Qaida and its 2015 pledge of allegiance to ISIS.

An in-depth account of a gaggle that's menacing Africa’s so much populous and richest kingdom, the e-book additionally illuminates the dynamics of civil struggle in Africa and jihadist events in different components of the world.

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The Geography of International Terrorism: An Introduction to by Richard M. Medina,George F. Hepner

By Richard M. Medina,George F. Hepner

While geography isn't the purely issue to form human habit, its impact on terrorists’ motivations, behaviors, concepts, and actions is a major attention in realizing terrorism. Taking a special procedure than many different books on terrorism, The Geography of overseas Terrorism: An advent to areas and locations of Violent Non-State Groups offers an obtainable, cross-disciplinary method of dealing with terrorism on a world scale. The authors articulate the function of actual and human geography in terrorist ideology, operations, haven formation, and control.

Providing the broader viewpoint required for preempting and countering terrorism, the ebook specializes in the geographic point of view in a extra particular demeanour than prior remedies of the subject. The authors learn networks as worldwide platforms and talk about new geospatial applied sciences in counterterrorism, delivering a mix of recommendations and strategies that aid coverage improvement in the governing counter terrorist neighborhood.

There are 1000s of books on terrorism, yet few if any concentrate on the impact of geography, geospatial research, and geospatial intelligence ways. a mix of educational idea and useful purposes, this booklet presents the vertical linkage among issues on the excessive solution point, corresponding to feel of position and cultural identification of a extended family or tribe with neighborhood and international geographic-scale matters severe to realizing 21st century foreign terrorist groups.

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Flashpoints in the War on Terrorism by Derek S. Reveron,Jeffrey Stevenson Murer

By Derek S. Reveron,Jeffrey Stevenson Murer

This quantity deals a finished assessment of overseas political violence by way of bringing jointly overseas coverage specialists on numerous areas who learn conflicts within the Fertile Crescent, the Balkans, the Post-Soviet quarter, the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. With cogent exams of civil conflicts that threaten to be a part of a ‘global jihad’, each one bankruptcy either dissects the historic roots and socio-economic reasons that catalyze terrorism in these components, in addition to posits methods for the U.S. to fulfill the myriad of overseas coverage demanding situations posed through the growing to be probability of up to date foreign terrorism.

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Information Warfare: Separating Hype from Reality (Issues in by Leigh Armistead

By Leigh Armistead

In Leigh Armistead’s moment edited quantity on battle within the details Age, the authors discover the hype over percentages as opposed to reality of their research of knowledge Operations (IO) at the present time. First, leaders needs to greater comprehend the informational portion of nationwide energy, and moment, their sole concentrate on expertise needs to extend to incorporate IO’s actual interconnectivity, content material, and cognitive dimensions. ultimately the authors urge the USA to exploit its huge, immense IO virtue to house complicated nationwide defense concerns past the dep. of safeguard, for instance, in swaying worldwide opinion and influencing different populations. Armistead and his colleagues put aside the hype and conjecture pertaining to IO, simply because its actual strength is extra robust and complete than at the moment preferred. In a simple layout they take practitioners at the course towards a wise and potent approach of waging IO.

While the unique claims of “bloodless” wars or of computing device hackers plunging North the USA right into a new “dark age” of continuous electrical grid collapses speedy raised information of recent threats and features within the info Age, those eventualities pressure credulity and impede our figuring out of these threats and features. This quantity corrects this example, grounding IO within the genuine global, and concentrates on its genuine demanding situations, functions, and accomplishments. Information Warfare should be an critical consultant and reference paintings for execs and scholars within the fields of nationwide security.

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Somali Piracy and Terrorism in the Horn of Africa (Global by Christopher L. Daniels

By Christopher L. Daniels

The first contribution to Global Flashpoints: A Scarecrow Press Series, Christopher Daniels’ Somali Piracy and Terrorism within the Horn of Africa presents readers with a complete and in-depth research of the spate of piracy and terrorism plaguing the waters of Somalia and the worldwide hazard posed through this job. Contesting the generally held belief that the piracy and terrorism happening in Somalia are separate and unrelated actions, Daniels unearths how the cave in of the Somali nation and the chaos that has ensued created the surroundings for piracy and terrorism to flourish together. He additionally notes how the failure to revive a functioning critical govt has allowed either to turn into harmful threats not just to the folk of Somalia however the whole world.

Underscoring Somalia’s dire country, Somali Piracy and Terrorism within the Horn of Africa lays out for readers such major issues because the purposes in the back of the cave in of the Somali kingdom and the secession of Somaliland, Puntland, and Jubaland; the increase of internationally-linked terrorist teams, reminiscent of Al-Shabaab and Hizbul Islam; and the dramatic spike in pirate assaults off the Somali coast. Daniels concludes via critiquing the tools which were used to assist alleviate those international defense demanding situations and offers coverage innovations for destiny consideration.

Designed to augment readers’ take hold of of this international flashpoint, this quantity encompasses a timeline, a thesaurus of phrases, biographical entries on key person and institutional actors during this clash, and chosen basic assets. it's the excellent advent to scholars and students of diplomacy, African historical past and politics, terrorism, and maritime studies.

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Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties by Betsy Hartmann,Banu Subramaniam,Charles Zerner,Alan

By Betsy Hartmann,Banu Subramaniam,Charles Zerner,Alan Goodman,Jeanne Guillemin,Hugh Gusterson,Anne Hendrixson,Ronnie D. Lipschutz,Larry Lohmann,Emily Martin,Richard Matthew,Jackie Orr,Paul A. Passavant,Heather Turcotte,Michael Watts

at the present time we are living in occasions of proliferating fears. The day-by-day updates at the ongoing 'war on terror' magnify worry and nervousness as though they have been worthwhile and significant points of our fact. matters in regards to the setting more and more take center-stage, as tales and photographs abound approximately lethal viruses, alien species invasions, shortage of oil, water, nutrition; safeguard of GMOs, organic guns, and fears of overpopulation. Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties addresses how such environmental and organic fears are used to fabricate threats to person, nationwide, and international defense. individuals from environmental reviews, political technology, overseas protection, biology, sociology and anthropology talk about what they proportion in universal: the view that fears may be seriously tested to prevent pointless alarm and scapegoating of individuals and international locations because the 'enemy Other'. In those hugely unique and thought-provoking essays, Making Threats makes a speciality of 5 issues: defense, shortage, purity, movement and terror. No different e-book has systematically tested the proliferation of worry within the context of present international occasions and from this sort of multidisciplinary standpoint. It consolidates in a single position innovative learn and mirrored image on how the modern panorama of worry shapes and is formed through environmental and organic discourses. via uncovering the linguistic instruments that make worry resonate within the public realization, by means of choosing the pursuits that create or are sustained by way of fears, in brief by way of giving fears histories, Making Threats: Biofears and Environmental Anxieties engages with one of the most effective and hectic political and cultural points of the modern scene.

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Terrorist Suicide Bombings: Attack Interdiction, Mitigation, by Mordecai Dzikansky,Gil Kleiman,Robert Slater

By Mordecai Dzikansky,Gil Kleiman,Robert Slater

Urban environments are top ambitions for suicide bombings over the following decade. whereas the probability could be ever-present, measures can be found which could empower legislation enforcement group of workers to thwart assaults, or a minimum of mitigate the results by means of lowering casualties. Written by means of execs with first-hand event, Terrorist Suicide Bombings: assault Interdiction, Mitigation, and Response is helping first responders, legislations enforcement, and place of birth safety pros grapple with this expanding probability, providing top practices within the box and classes learned.

Advance preparation

The authors offer particular directions on find out how to enhance attainable suicide bombing ambitions, suggesting measures that—if implemented—will lessen casualties. They clarify how suicide bombers function and what guns they're more likely to hire. They also debunk universal myths approximately suicide bombers that jeopardize profitable interdiction.

Actual case studies

Including photo images depicting the aftermath of tangible bombing scenes, the ebook tasks the reader into the chaos of a bomb scene. Chapters describe what one encounters at a domain instantly after a bombing and clarify what each one first responder may still and shouldn't do. Case experiences all through improve the textual content, explaining why sure suicide bombings prevail whereas others fail.

Psychological effects

The booklet additionally explores how terrorists search to use the media and describes govt and media efforts to diffuse the bombers’ self-promotion. an entire bankruptcy is dedicated to post-traumatic rigidity disease (PTSD), a that regularly impacts many first responders. ultimately, the booklet closes with suggestions geared toward assisting legislation enforcement shield opposed to suicide bombers.

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The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America by Peter Dale Scott

By Peter Dale Scott

this is often an formidable, meticulous exam of the way U.S. international coverage because the Sixties has ended in partial or overall cover-ups of prior household felony acts, together with, might be, the disaster of 9-11. Peter Dale Scott, whose past books have investigated CIA involvement in southeast Asia, the drug wars, and the Kennedy assassination, right here probes how the guidelines of presidents on the grounds that Nixon have augmented the tangled bases for the 2001 terrorist assault. Scott indicates how America's enlargement into the area for the reason that global struggle II has ended in momentous mystery determination making at excessive degrees. He demonstrates how those judgements through small cliques are aware of the agendas of personal wealth on the price of the general public, of the democratic nation, and of civil society. He indicates how, in imposing those agendas, U.S. intelligence companies became concerned with terrorist teams they as soon as sponsored and helped create, together with al Qaeda.

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